Chef Joseph F. Stoddard

Professional Chef
Member of the American Culinary Federation
Board Member of Sarasota Bay Chefs Association


Chef Joseph has a range of culinary experience spanning the past twenty-six years. He got his start as a cook in one of only two 5-star French restaurants in San Francisco. Since then, he has perfected his craft going from Sous Chef to Head Chef, and working in a variety of locations, including country clubs, banquet facilities, and his own restaurant. “School taught me technique, but life has taught me to be the cook I am today,” Joseph states. In his role of Vice President of Operations at Meals on Wheels PLUS, Chef Joe oversees the daily meal operations and transportation of the meals to home bound clients. In partnership with a registered dietitian, he develops crowd-pleasing menus each month that meet nutritional needs and taste great! The meals are prepared fresh each morning, packaged, and delivered hot to local clients.
American Culinary Federation apprenticeship program
Extensive training in seafood preparation – Tides of Bodega Bay, California
Modern Catering – Culinary Institute of America Hyde Park, New York Chef of the Year 2000, and 2002 A.C.F. Sarasota Bay Chefs Association